How Ap­ple Pro­tects an iphone

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The FBI can nor­mally ac­cess a phone’s data with a so-called brute force at­tack, en­ter­ing all the pos­si­ble pass­words un­til hit­ting on the right one. Ap­ple’s mo­bile op­er­at­ing sys­tem lets users guard against such at­tacks with a set­ting that erases a phone’s data. The FBI is seek­ing a way around that pro­tec­tion.

What the FBI wants

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